The Large Potential of Financing Bioenergy Projects through Structural and Cohesion Funds (SF Energy Invest)

M. Bissmann, R. Janssen, C. Acosta, C. Heinze & W. Jaspers
Innovative bioenergy projects have proven positive environmental and social benefits for the rural and marginalised regions of Europe. Structural and Cohesion Funds (SCF) represent an increasing potential for financing bioenergy projects in less developed regions. Within the current SCF programming period (2007 – 2013), on average, 2.6% of the total SCF budget of 350 billion Euro accounts for Renewable Energy (RE) and Energy Efficiency (EE). This low percentage, however, represents the considerable amount of 9...